A new filing window for new noncommercial FM radio stations in the reserved FM band (88.1 – 92.1 FM) is in finally in the works! The window could happen in late 2020 but is more likely to happen early 2021.
With so many delays of this window – starting back from 2010 – many would-be applicants are a bit shell shocked and in a bit of disbelief that this really is happening in October, after thirteen years and three years of recent delays. Trust me – this window is happening and will likely be the very last LPFM filing window. Now is not the time for procrastination for an LPFM applicant. Several steps need to be taken in preparation for the window. Non-profit formation can sometimes take up to two months, and locating a workable tower site and securing reasonable assurance of availability, for instance. September and definitely not October is not the time to start thinking about getting started.